Canadian History Dictionary Leroux Laurent 1758-1855 Western Fur Trader Index : Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson Era Builds
post on Great Slave Lake, 18; sends Sutherland and the "English...
One of the leading partners of the North West
Company. Signed ...
Buade Henri De
(Count Frontenac era) Father of Frontenac, 61.
(John Graves Simcoe era) Production of, in Upper Canada, 115.
Loyalists United Empire
Name applied to the inhabitants of the
Thirteen Colonies who r...
Lieutenant-governor of the Fort of Annapolis,
Rogers Robert 1727-1800 Born At Dunbarton New Hampshire In The
War of 1755-1760 with the French, commanded Rogers's Rangers an...
A settlement near Montreal. =Index=: (Bishop Laval era) Settlem...
Index : Sir James Douglas Era Explored By Robert Campbell 124 Bib : Campbell
Discovery and Exploration of the Youcon; Dawson, Report on the ...
Ross John 1818-1871 Born In County Antrim Ireland Emigrated To
Canada; educated at the district school, Brockville. In 1839 ca...
Index : Louis Joseph Papineau Eragovernor-general Of Canada 27 His Prejudice Against
French-Canadians, 28; suppresses Le Canadien, and sends its
Scott Walter 1867- Born In Middlesex County Ontario Took Up The
profession of journalism. Removed to the North-West Territories...
Maclean Colonel Allan 1725-1784 Born In Scotland Served In
Holland, 1747. In 1757 served with Montgomery's Highlanders in ...
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Defeats Mackenzie, 308.
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) Aids Mackenzie's escape, 389.
(Sir James Douglas era) Built by Meares at Nootka--first ship l...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Skirmish at, 103.
Young Sir John
(William Lyon Mackenzie era) In Upper Canada; created under Con...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Lieutenant-governor at Michilimac...
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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